A wreath has been laid at Good Samaritan Hospital where Bobby Kennedy died fifty years ago. The 42-year-old brother of former President John F. Kennedy had just won the California primary ahead of the 1968 election when he was shot and killed by Sirhan Sirhan at the Ambassador Hotel.
One man told KFI's Kris Ankarlo that he was there that night Kennedy came in and he was assigned to be his neurologist to monitor him.
"I remember vividly too, hearing his speech, his victory speech that night. I had no idea a few hours later I would be standing at his bedside."
Kennedy had just delivered his victory speech at the hotel and was exiting through the kitchen when he was mortally wounded by Sirhan. The 24-year-old Palestinian immigrant was convicted of murdering Kennedy and sentenced to death in 1969. His sentence was later commuted to life in prison in 1972.
His death prompted the Secret Service to begin protecting presidential candidates during in the run up to general elections.